Our Durban campus is located in the suburb of Morningside. With its long stretches of sandy beaches, balmy air and the warm Indian ocean, Durban is popular among outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy its all-year temperate climate. The Durban campus is situated close to the hustle and bustle of the city centre, where public transport is readily available at all times. This campus has two training kitchens and three theory lecture room. For students coming from afar or abroad, there are plenty of student accommodation options close to the campus.
‘This is what excites me about cooking, the bond that we make over a humble dish or an attractive, molecular gastronomical dish that will never leave a person’s mind. This is what motivated me to start this career. It took a while and many obstacles to get where I want to be, but the negatives just made me want to learn this art more and more. When your passion is a calling and is what you were supposed to do for the rest of your life, you can never find fulfilment in any other career. When I close my eyes and try and imagine being anything else if I could, I cannot get further than the kitchen and my students learning from me and me learning from them. I am at home in my element.’
‘I’ve always had this quote in my head – “this too shall pass.” I live by it in my personal and professional life. Because just when you think you can’t make it, there will be a light at the end of the tunnel, and you succeed at what you are doing. Just stick it out and never quit, it will get better!’
‘I have been cooking since I was a child as my dad is partially blind and therefore cannot read recipes, and so I would always help him in the kitchen. I did work experience in grade 12 at a little Italian restaurant and fell in love with cheffing.‘
‘I admire the way people from all walks of life come together around food. Food does more than just sustain us, it nourishes the soul, brings joy, laughter and creates memories that are forever cherished.‘